Student Division

AMWA Student Hosting Program

The AMWA Student Hosting Program provides 4th year medical student members on the residency interviewing trail with the opportunity to stay with local women physicians, resident-physicians, and medical students. This helps to defray the costs of interviewing, and also allows for students to meet physicians and physicians-in-training who are part of the community surrounding their potential residency program. This program is a perfect way for AMWA members to directly support other women in medicine.

Eligibility

  • Participants must be National AMWA Student Member
    • Not a national member yet? Sign up here!

Update 2024-25: Please check out the AMWA Housing Finder facebook page* for the most current housing exchange opportunities while we get this page back up and running

This page and exchange program has not been in use since 2020, and we have been informed that the link to the virtual database is glitchy. While we hope to get this page up and running for the 2024-25 application cycle, please check out the link above for our new facebook page.

Requesting a Host

Check out the AMWA Housing Finder facebook page* to check out fellow student housing hosts or exchanges, and physician host contact information.

*Page is open to AMWA members confirmed via our amwa database only.

Please excuse us while we edit the following format database webpages:

[If you are interested in finding a host, please login to the AMWA website to access the host database.

If you have any difficulties please feel free to contact the Student Programming Chair at programming@amwa-student.org.

Members can access the virtual database here for information regarding physicians who have volunteered to host AMWA Student Members.]

*Note to students: Remember that hosts are volunteering their time and space. Please be courteous and respectful in your communications and during your time as a house guest. Consider bringing a small thank you gift to your host, i.e. Starbucks card, mug from your medical school, etc. Additionally, please note that hosts will only provide lodging for students.

Becoming a Host

If you are interested in signing up to host a student, please read the requirements below and for the time being use this google form to share your information, and/or join the above facebook page to post your details and/or contact info.

*see google form about privacy options regarding shared contact information while we update this webpage

update your AMWA member profile as indicated below.- [previous system]

Sign up to be a host:

  • Login to the AMWA website
  • Go to your “Member Home” page (this should be your default when logging in or can be accessed by clicking the “Member Home” button on the top of the page)
  • Edit your contact information by clicking “EDIT MY CONTACT INFORMATION
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “YES” to the question: I can host visitors
  • Save your membership settings

Host Expectations:

  • Potential host must currently be a practicing female physician, resident-physician, or medical student
  • Host must live within reasonable driving distance of medical center/institution
  • Host is able to provide a clean, reasonable sleeping accommodation in a semi-private or private setting

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I request a host?

This program is operated as a “first come, first serve” volunteer effort. We ask that you submit hosting requests at least 30 days in advance so that prospective hosts can more easily accommodate you.

Do I need to do anything after participating in the AMWA Student Hosting Program?

Yes! We ask that you send a thank-you note to your host and sign up to become a AMWA Student Host, if you have not already done so.

Is the AMWA Student Hosting Program available in every city, every day of the year?

This is a volunteer effort administered by AMWA for and by its members. Although we have a rapidly expanding pool of hosts, please understand that this program may not be available in every destination city on every date. In general, requests for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day cannot be filled. Requests for other stays around the holidays may be difficult to fulfill.

May I bring my partner?

Out of respect for our hosts, this program provides hosting for individual AMWA members only.

I am no longer able to serve as a host. How do I remove my contact information from the database?

Login to your member profile as described in the “Sign up to be a host” section above. Change your response to “NO” for the question: I can host visitors. Then save the changes to your member profile.

I have a question not answered on this page. How can I learn more?

Your support and participation in AMWA Student Hosting Program is greatly appreciated! Please contact the student division programming chair at programming@amwa-student.org if you have any questions or would like additional information.